Naatak Auditions


Crime & Punishment

by various playwrights (Hindi and English)
Once a year, we curate short plays based on stories from around the world. Drawing inspiration from Dostoyevsky’s opus, this year’s production features four riveting tales of transgression and its consequences:
Facing Death, by August Strindberg (in Hindi)
Thompson’s Luck, by Harry Greenwood Grover (in Hindi)
Lamb To The Slaughter, by Roald Dahl (in Hindi)
Equilibrium, by Anush Moorthy (in English)

Audition date: May 30, 2020

Note that our audition will follow all social distancing guidelines in effect on May 30.

Roles Available

Group 1: 5 females, 25-35
Group 2: 4 females, 35-50
Group 3: 2 males, 25-35
Group 4: 1 male, 25-35, non-South-Asian
Group 5: 8 males, 35-50
Group 6: 2 males, 50-65


Audition Details

1. RSVP by filling out this audition rsvp form.

2. Come prepared at your given time with a 2 min monologue in Hindi or English, or a mix of the two. You can pick a monologue from plays or films, or you can write your own.

3. Try to demonstrate the following in your audition – clear diction in Hindi or English or both, comfort with stage movement (don’t sit throughout your performance) and voice projection (don’t speak too softly).

4. If you are shortlisted, you will be given sides from the play to memorize and called back later that day.


Audition Venue

Naatak House, 2110A Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara


Rehearsal Schedule

June and July, 3 times a week at NAATAK HOUSE in Santa Clara. If you have some travel/out dates during the rehearsal period, we will do our best to accommodate a few absences (let us know your out dates on the form), but expect to be available for all rehearsals where your presence is expected.

Show dates: July 17 – August 02